I missed doing a 5 week update so I’ll recap both weeks here, but first a quick general rundown.

 

 

Last week was busy, obviously, for Christmas. And since DH had a few days off, we also took advantage of the chance to take the boys to a plane museum which they loved! We required 1 double stroller and an umbrella stroller to get through the place, plus the Moby wrap for part of the time but it was still a lot of fun! We also went to a Gyro place. It was only our second time having a gyro ever (we need to get out more) and they were so good!

 

 

We had such a good Christmas with all our family members. It was spread out well too as we had a Christmas party for church and then my extended family party on Sun the 17th, then Christmas on the 23rd with DH’s family. Christmas Eve was with my parents and siblings and then Christmas Day was with DH’s extended family. The boys were plenty well spoiled but thankfully the families all kept the toys to a minimum. I still went through their toys on the 26th and got rid of a bunch of old toys that they don’t play with as much. I think I sorted out a whole trash bag full. We got them sticker, paint, learning and coloring books, a few clothes they needed, a snack item and little organizers for their matchbox cars, and stocking stuffers. And 2 big teddy bears! They love their stuffed animals and have a ton!

 

 

So, anyway, DH was sick for the week before Christmas and then Levi caught it this week. I had managed to sleep in bed with DH coughing all over me for 2 weeks without getting sick but as soon as Levi caught it, so did I. I just hope Zane doesn’t get it. Tru had just a mild stuffy nose for a day. I hope that’s all he gets and he manages to stay well. Poor Tru has enough to deal with as it is with the fevers. They were gone for a few months but have returned. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ We have an appointment in a week and a half with the rheumatologist again. I have been extremely stressed about the fevers and belly pain and just at a loss as to what to do as he keeps asking me when his body is going to be better and stop hurting. I had a sobbing fit on the 23rd as he had a fever of 105.1 (medicated with tylenol and ibuprofen) and I just felt so sad for him!! I hope we get answers and he gets well and healthy again. It’s been 3 years in January since the fevers started. He’s only 4. Fevers every few weeks have been his norm as long as he can remember. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

 

 

It is cold here!! It’s been in the single digits at night and I have absolutely no desire to go outside. Just let me stay home and snuggle my babies and work on the sticker books with Tru and Levi. ๐Ÿ™‚ We had snow on Christmas Eve and Day but it was just an inch or so. Then we got more last night but it’s still not much. I *really* dislike snow and cold (big shock if you’ve been following this blog for long, I’m sure. *major sarcasm*) and I am dreaming of escaping to Florida for a few days… DH is begging me to act on that impulse and take him with me. ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

 

Ok…. On to the baby…. Zane is such a good baby! Guys, I’m serious, this baby doesn’t cry. He fusses, but seldom works himself into a cry. Now that he is doing so much better from the reflux, he is even more chill than before – which was already pretty darn chill. He is doing well with the Zantac just at night and I think I may be able to take him off of it in the next few weeks. No rush though. I’m glad it’s helping.

 

 

And since I’m clearly having fun playing with all sorts of fire here and will probably want to delete this post in a few days… Zane slept through the night last night. He was already not waking up until about 5:50am or even as late as 7:30am for the last week (he goes to bed around 11-11:30pm) and then going back to sleep until 9:30-10am after he ate. But this morning I woke up to him making little baby noises like he does when he wakes to eat and when I opened my eyes… it was light out! I looked at the clock and it was 8:20am! I was so surprised. (He is actually 7 weeks old today and I am late and suck at posting, so this should really be on next weeks update but I’ve just played with so much fire by posting this, so there.)

 

 

Zane likes:

  • Laying on his belly on this blue fleece blanket we have. He almost always falls asleep that way and when he fusses and nothing else will do, I lay that blanket on the floor and put him on his belly. I think maybe it is gas pain and the position helps? Who knows. I don’t question what works. ๐Ÿ˜‰
  • He still likes bathtime. He smiles all throughout the process. He absolutely MUST have a boob afterwards too. Then he goes to sleep, clean and fed. It’s so adorable. ๐Ÿ™‚ And his hair is all fuzzy and sticks up after his bath! I love it.
  • He smiles all the time! He moves his mouth like he’s trying to talk the whole time and he says “goo” now occasionally. At 5+ weeks he also did a little giggle and he tries so hard to laugh when he gets really excited. His arms start waving and that mouth is wide open. I don’t remember my other babies doing this so early. I’ll have to look back on my posts.
  • He still likes to nap on my chest but I don’t get to sit undisturbed and hold him for his naps as much as I used to. Life. But I enjoy it when I get to!! ๐Ÿ™‚ He’s so snuggly.

 

 

 

I am about to have to move Zane into size 2 diapers already! He keeps leaking with the size 1s. And I pulled out the 3-6 and 6 month clothes yesterday because he has already outgrown all his 0-3 months clothes, and most 3 month sleepers are too short. I think the 2 piece sets still fit ok but sleepers are definitely needing bumped up already. I can’t believe how much he’s grown and how fast! Especially length. He’s tall. Which is surprising because he really doesn’t eat that much or that often. He used to chug a 4 ounce bottle when he was around 3 weeks. Now he will take an ounce or 2 at the most. And he just doesn’t nurse that frequently. I actually feel like he eats less now than he did when he was first born. But, he doesn’t poop much either. I think he’s had maybe 2 very minor blowouts in his life. It’s weird…. I guess his body just utilizes every bit of food he eats because I don’t feel like as much comes out as goes in. I even brought it up at his check up but he’s not constipated at all, so… I guess it’s all good and well. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

Anyway, I am loving being a mom of 3 boys. It feels right and meant to be (because it is and it was) and I just so very thankful every day for this blessing. I feel like the addition of the 3rd baby has been easy and perfect. He fits like he’s always been here and nothing seems harder to accomplish (except showers and housecleaning but who needs that anyway!) ๐Ÿ˜‰ But I mean, we still go places and do things just like always. Zane just goes along with us and makes it all even more fun. We all love him so dearly. ๐Ÿ™‚ Tru and Levi are such good protective big brothers and they love *their* baby so much. They call him “our baby”. ๐Ÿ™‚ Melts my heart!

 

 

Dear God, thank You for these fun and busy last few weeks. Thank You for the time we’ve spent with our families and for all the good times we’ve had together. Please watch over Zane and all of us and help us to be healthy and well. Please help Tru and heal his body from the belly pain and fevers. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! ๐Ÿ™‚